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The Suffolk Guild of Ringers for the Diocese of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich

Learning to Ring

If you would like to learn to ring, please contact: the Guild PRO, Neal Dodge
Learning to Ring leaflet

The Norman Tower. © Mike Whitby.
The Norman Tower at Night © Mike Whitby
New Tenor.
Grundisburgh's New Tenor Arriving at Church
© Stephen Pettman

Welcome to the Suffolk Guild of Ringers website.

We hope you will find something useful on our website whether you are interested in learning to ring, have just started to learn or are already a member with years of ringing experience. There’s also a section all about what goes on behind the scenes to keep the Guild running!

Our four districts run a monthly programme of events aimed at all levels of ability, details of which can be found on What’s On, and we always welcome visitors whether you are on a business trip or on holiday in our beautiful county!.

The Guild was established in 1923 following the formation of the new Diocese of St. Edmundsbury and Ipswich in 1914 and currently has nearly 780 members from over 250 towers including the UK’s heaviest ring of five at East Bergholt and the oldest complete ring of 8 at Horham.

If you would like to know more about the Suffolk Guild or bell ringing in general, please do not hesitate to contact one of the officers.

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For media/general enquiries contact
Neal Dodge

What's On
in the next four months

For full details please see What's On


Friday 5th - Sunday 14th July

NE District Quarter Peal Challenge.

Saturday 13th

SE District Ringing Outing.North-East Essex

Open Day in South Essex.

Friday 26th

Surprise Major Practice.Helmingham

Saturday 27th

SW District Practice.Bildeston (6)


Thursday 1st - Saturday 31st August

SW District Quarter Peal Month - 'Achieve in August'.

Saturday 3rd

SE District Ringing.Wickham Market (6) & Ufford (8)

Open Tower Day.St Edmund's, Southwold

Saturday 10th

NE District Ringing Meeting.

Friday 30th

SE District Kaleidoscope Practice.Henley (8)


Friday 6th - Sunday 15th September

Heritage Open Days.

Saturday 7th

SE District QP Ringing.Shotley Peninsula

Saturday 14th

NE District Mini-ring Practice.Halesworth church

NW District Practice.St Andrew, Wickham Skeith (6)

Friday 27th

Surprise Major Practice.Framlingham

Saturday 28th

NW District Open Day.


Saturday 5th

SE District Ringing.

Saturday 12th

NE District Ringing Meeting.Mendham (6)

NW District Annual Meeting.All Saints, Hopton (8)

Sunday 20th

Guild Management Committee.Stowupland Church Hall

Friday 25th

SE District Kaleidoscope Practice.Henley (8)


Saturday 2nd

SE District Ringing.Felixstowe (8)

Saturday 9th

NE Annual District Meeting.Southwold (8)

NW District Quarter Peal Fortnight.

Saturday 9th

NW District Practice.St Mary the Virgin, Redgrave (6)

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